Airplane Mechanic Allegedly Hijacks Plane Closing Down a Seattle Airport Before Doing Stunts & Crashing

An airport mechanic allegedly hijacked a plane at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport on Friday night right before it crashed into the Puget Sound in Washington.

The man, who was called Rich by air traffic control personnel, is an Alaska Air Horizon employee who allegedly stole a Horizon Air Q400, shutting down the airport temporarily.

In a statement released on Twitter, Sea-Tac Airport confirmed the reports of an “unauthorized takeoff.”

“An airline employee conducted an unauthorized takeoff without permission at Sea-Tac; aircraft has crashed in south Puget Sound,” the tweet read. “Normal operations at...

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